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The Lilongwe Magistrate court has stopped the extradition process of Rwandan genocide most wanted; Vincent Mulekezi, claiming Rwanda is not a designated country for extradition.

Making his determination Magistrate, Patrick Chirwa said that Rwanda has to review its laws if it wants the extradition of Mulekezi to happen.

The Magistrate added that Malawi strongly condemns crimes against humanity but its hands are tied on the matter because of Rwandan laws..

Mulekezi’s lawyer, Wapona Kita expressed happiness over the court victory.

Recently, the magistrate court in Lilongwe gave government five days to start the extradition process of Rwandan national, Vincent Mulekezi who is wanted in his home country for genocide crimes.

Senior magistrate, Patrick Chirwa told the state to provide the court with a written consent within five days to start the extradition process of Vincent Mulekezi.

He advised the state to prepare the extradition consent in line with the country’s constitution.

Chirwa also objected to a request by defense lawyers who wanted the case of Vincent Mulekezi to be dismissed.

Magistrate, Patrick Chirwa said that there was no need for panic because the case was within his durisdiction.

The defense lawyers said that the magistrate was not fit to preside over the case because extradition cases are handled by the high court.

The lawyers also said that Malawi has no extradition arrangement with Rwanda.

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